The Final Report for the study is now available. Thanks to all those who have participated in the study at workshops and in the Delphi survey. Comments below are most welcome.
The draft final report of the study is now available for comment. The report is essentially in two parts — a short and readable main report summarising the main findings, with supporting material available in Appendixes. More detailed material is also available on this study website. Comments are extremely welcome.
We are pleased to announce the provisional programme for our final public event in Brussels on 22nd November, 25 Avenue de Beaulieu, Brussels, DG Information Society and Media. You can register here.
|10.15 am||Registration and coffee|
Ian Brown, Project Manager, Oxford Internet Institute
|10.35||Towards a Future Internet: Aims of the Study
Per Blixt, Head of Unit, New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities and/or Fabrizio Sestini, Scientific Officer, EC DG INFSO
The future internet – a personal view
Professor Mike Nelson, Georgetown University
|11.15||Towards a Future Internet: study methodology
Colin Blackman, Camford Associates
|11.25||Results of the Delphi Study
Rafael Popper, Manchester University
|11.45||The growing complexity of human and technological interaction
Lara Srivastava, Webster University
|12.15||Scenarios and design principles for the future internet
Simon Forge, SCF Associates
|12.35||Key messages from the study
Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch|
Defining internet science
Chris Marsden, University of Essex
|15.15||Future internet EU research and strategy
Mario Campolargo, Director of Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure, EC DG INFSO
Detailed reports on Round 1 and Round 2 of our Delphi Survey are now available. The first elicited expert views on a wide range of social, economic, political and technological aspects of the Internet over the next 20 years. The second asked for views on the likelihood and desirability of the four scenarios that were constructed and refined over the course of the study.
The second round also captured hundreds of specific comments from experts, such as:
- This scenario mixes a lot of different aspects, wow. I agree on the mobile aspects – actually I am sitting in a restaurant killing time taking this survey on my BB – but strongly disagree on the educational aspects (BS) and do not believe the segregation argument.
- Today, the Internet is too much of a tool to connect individuals (social networking sites) and let the people download entertainment items (music, videos), rather than targeting a key economic role to support companies. For example, e-government is too often portrayed as an e-administrative tool to help citizens for their routine duties (IDs, tax returns, driving licenses, tech).
We would like to encourage debate so please read the reports and post your own comments in reply here.
Mark your diary for the final Public Workshop on 22 November. The aim is to present the results of the study, Towards a Future Internet, and promote discussion about its findings. The agenda is being finalised but will include:
- Guest speakers (to be announced)
- Presentation of the study’s final report, methodology and results
- Opportunity to discuss the study’s findings
Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the study’s outputs which are available on this site. The Final Report will be available at the workshop.